TomoTherapy is one of the world’s most advanced radiation treatment systems for the treatment of cancerous tumors
This highly sophisticated system provides safe, effective radiation treatment.
We're one of the first cancer centers in the country to offer the latest version of TomoTherapy, called TomoHD™.
How It Works
TomoHD is more versatile than traditional TomoTherapy. It allows the treatment team to target the tumor in two different ways:
- Helical mode: Tens of thousands of targeted, narrow radiation beamlets rotate 360 degrees around the patient. As the beam rotates, it is constantly adjusted to produce a dose of radiation that’s designed to fit the exact size and shape of the tumor, all while avoiding nearby healthy tissue.
- Direct mode: A stationary beam is delivered at precise angles.
Treatment is based on a carefully customized plan that’s tailored to each patient's unique case. Radiation is delivered painlessly and precisely to the tumor site.
Two Locations to Get Treatment
Once you receive a treatment plan, you can get TomoHD treatment at these locations:
- Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center
- UVA Culpeper Medical Center Cancer Care where there is a specially synched (or "twinned") TomoHD system.
At UVA, we have a long history of providing TomoTherapy treatment. We received the 12th Helical TomoTherapy unit worldwide. Our program is led by a team of radiation oncologists, surgeons, physicists, dosimetrists (experts who design radiation therapy plans), radiation therapists and nurses who meet weekly to discuss all patient cases in order to improve patient care.
Delivers precise treatment to areas in the body, such as the lungs, where tumors can move as a patient breathes.